Cathedral Pancake Race
Tuesday 5th March
Teams of four are invited to enter the 2019 Cathedral Pancake Race! Mascots are welcome too and there will be a special race for them.
Teams will run in relays, taking a route around the outside of the Cathedral whilst tossing a pancake. Come and have a go, or watch your friends and colleagues take up the challenge!
There will be a special short race for mascots in costume, so if your organisation has a mascot who would like to take part free of charge, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the teams’ relay route here – Pancake Race route.
It’s free to come and watch, so we hope lots of supporters will come to cheer on their team.
Tickets are £20 per team of four. Free entry for the Mascot Race. Sensible footwear is essential.
To enter, please complete and return this form – Pancake Race entry form.
Friday 22nd March
The Silent Disco is returning to the Cathedral, this time including a choral music channel alongside the usual favourites!
You know the drill by now – each person is given their own headset and the opportunity to truly get lost in music! Tickets will sell quickly, so don’t miss this fantastic family event.
Tickets are £7 per person (£5 per person for groups of ten or more). Book here or call 01733 452336 / 355315.
Handel ‘Dixit Dominus’ & Vivaldi ‘Gloria’
Saturday 23rd March
Come and witness a special programme from Peterborough Cathedral Choir, Youth Choir and Festival Chorus, with Peterborough Choral Society, as they perform these baroque masterpieces.
The choirs will be joined by the musicians of Eboracum Baroque and the concert will be conducted by Tansy Castledine, the Cathedral’s Director of Music.
Tickets are £15 or £20 (under 18s half price). Book here or call 01733 452336 / 355315.
Holy Week and Easter
Palm Sunday – Sunday 14th April
10.30am: Procession of Psalms and Cathedral Eucharist
Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April
8.00pm: Compline and Address
Maundy Thursday – Thursday 18th April
10.30am: Eucharist for Maundy Thursday with Renewal of Ordination Vows and Blessing of Oils
5.30pm: Evening Prayer (said)
7.30pm: Sung Eucharist and Watch of the Passion until Midnight
Good Friday – Friday 19th April
7.30am: Morning Prayer
10.00am: Procession of Witness from Stanley Recreation Ground
12.00 noon to 2.00pm: Good Friday Meditations
2.00pm to 3.00pm: Service of the Passion of the Lord
5.30pm: Evening Prayer
Holy Saturday – Saturday 20th April
7.30am: Morning Prayer
3.30pm: Evening Prayer
8.00pm: The Easter Vigil, Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist of Easter
Easter Sunday – Sunday 21st April
8.00am: Holy Communion
9.15am: Choral Matins
10.30am: The Cathedral Eucharist
3.30pm: Festal Evensong and Procession
The preacher during Holy Week will be the Rt Revd Tim Stevens, former Bishop of Leicester.
Mary, Queen of Scots: A Monologue by Lesley Smith
Friday 3rd May
Meet the tragic queen during her final imprisonment at Tutbury Castle, and share her hopes and fears as her dramatic tale approaches its bitter conclusion.
Mary, Queen of Scots was Queen of Scotland and France, and a dangerous claimant for the English throne. She was executed at Fotheringhay Castle and buried at the Cathedral in 1587, prior to her reburial at Westminster Abbey in 1612.
Lesley Smith is Curator of Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire, where Mary Queen of Scots was held prisoner on four occasions. She has appeared in over 120 TV programmes and is well known for her entertaining and compelling costumed monologues.
Tickets are £10 per person (no children under 16). Book online here or call 01733 452336.
Treasure for Treasure
Saturday 4th May
11am to 3pm
TV personality and auctioneer Charles Hanson, of Hansons Auctioneers, is coming to the Cathedral to take part in a rather unusual fundraiser.
People are invited to bring along any jewellery and antiques which have been unworn or unloved for years, which they would like to transform into treasure for the Cathedral and, if they wish, a parish church of their choice in the Peterborough Diocese.
Hansons will sell the items via one of their Specialist Auctions, with the Cathedral and the chosen churches each receiving half of the total proceeds.
You can also come along and meet Charles for valuation advice on other items, and make a donation for this service.
Lesley Smith, in character as Elizabeth I, will be present to chat to visitors of all ages and be available for photos.
More details of how to get involved will be coming soon.